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A Scaffolded Approach to Teaching Research Skills to Postgraduate Students.

Holland, L. and Garfield, Joy (2012) A Scaffolded Approach to Teaching Research Skills to Postgraduate Students. In: UK Academy for Information Systems Conference Proceedings 2012, 27 - 28 March 2012, New College, University of Oxford.

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A recent re-validation of Postgraduate Awards and a move from fifteen to twenty credit modules provided an opportunity to re-think and restructure modules. This research looks at one specific module titled Research and Professional Skills which was restructured to implement a scaffolded approach to delivering the module aimed at increasing the students’ confidence as well as their academic research skills. This research has shown that postgraduate students may have had little research experience during their undergraduate studies and that appropriate scaffolding is needed to support them developing research skills and has resulted in the formulation of a six step framework for developing postgraduate research skills.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: scaffolding, postgraduate, research skills, research skills framework
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > Worcester Business School
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Depositing User: Joy Garfield
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2014 08:57
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:04

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